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Return of IG-88 in The Madalorian

Bounty Hunter IG-88 in Star Wars The Madalorian
Bounty Hunter IG-88 in Star Wars The Madalorian

A few days ago Making Star Wars ran a scoop that IG-88 would be in Star Wars: The Mandalorian which you can see here.

This morning Jon Favreau confirmed the scoop with a photograph:

IG-88, also known as IG-88B, or as a Phlutdroid, was a rogue, deadly masculine IG-series assassin droid manufactured by Holowan Laboratories who worked as a bounty hunter. Following the Battle of Hoth, he and several other bounty hunters were summoned by Darth Vader to the Executor and hired to track down the Millennium Falcon and her Rebel crew. Unable to track his quarry, IG-88 trailed his chief rival, Boba Fett, to Bespin, where the bounty hunter nearly destroyed the assassin droid, however IG-88 managed to survive. At some point IG-88 undertook a software infiltration into Death Star II, but his plan was single-handedly thwarted by R2-Q5. The droid later met with mercenary Bazine Netal to speak about the location of the Millennium Falcon.

He now joins the Mandalorians, a fictional people from the planet Mandalore, first conceptualized for The Empire Strikes Back as a group of white-armored “supercommandos”, the idea developed into a single bounty hunter character, Boba Fett.